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I tried to order a pitman arm insert from Sky Manufacturing, and they said that they wouldn't be back until the 28th. I really need this adapter, does anyone know of another place that sells them? Thanks.
 

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I have a stock pitman arm off a 4-runner that has the insert in it. It has a little bit less drop than a regular arm. I milled the insert at school, tapered it for chevy TRE's, and had the insert TIG welded in by the welding teacher.

$40 shipped, I can get you a pic if needed, just PM me.

Thanks! BTW, I think FROR sells just the inserts?
 

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supahonkey said:
I tried to order a pitman arm insert from Sky Manufacturing, and they said that they wouldn't be back until the 28th. I really need this adapter, does anyone know of another place that sells them? Thanks.
Call Brian Ellinger, he can send you one.

Later,
....Mike
 

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Michael - How did you mill the insert... I bought one from FROR for my SAS last year, and it was turned on a lathe. I have access to mills and lathes, but i'd rather spend $20.00 than bother with that.
 

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took a piece of 1 1/4 bar stock, drilled out the hole in the pitman arm to 1 1/4, chucked the bar stock in the lathe and drilled out the center, then left it in the lathe and ran the tapered reamer up in it. Since it was not a press fit into the pitman arm I had a teacher TIG weld it in. Did all that work and then I wasn't even able to use it because it had too much drop and was slightly too long. If you have your stock pitman arm, I will do $30 shipped if you send me that arm, as a friend was going to buy this one, but I can make him another if you send me your arm.

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Here is a pic of the arm, it is 6 1/4 from center to center of each hole. 3 1/4 from top to bottom of the arm. Is this less drop than a regular truck arm? Come to think of it, I don't know what it came off of, I got my steering box off a 4-runner, but I traded some guy some u-bolts or something for this pitman arm. It does fit a toyota steering box though, as I had it on mine at one time.
 

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supahonkey said:
I tried to order a pitman arm insert from Sky Manufacturing, and they said that they wouldn't be back until the 28th. I really need this adapter, does anyone know of another place that sells them? Thanks.

Brenton, I seem to remember telling you that I had an extra pitman that came off a pre taco. if you want to get together sometime to see if it will work for you, let me know. I have lost your phone number otherwise I would call.

D'oh just realized that the number is in your sig. Listen for your phone to ring!
 

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Hey Michael. Thanks for the offer! I can machine a press insert, but I would rather spend $20.00 than jack with that. It shouldn't be a big deal though. When I asked you how you milled it, I thought you meant that you used the mill to machine the entire piece, that you never used a lathe, so i was a bit confused. I guess you could use a mill, you'd just have to get the radius of the insert perfectly round, which would be pretty damn hard without CNC. Anyway, I'll probably just machine one tonight. Thanks for the help.
 

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Food for thought. Parts Mike sells a modified landcruiser arm that fits the Toy IFS steering box and is milled for the GM tie rod end. I know a lot of people use the insert without problem but I still prefer the one piece arm. I believe I bought mine for around $120.
 
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